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lcm

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Returns the least common multiple of two or more numbers.

Define a function, spread, that uses either list.extend() or list.append() on each element in a list to flatten it. Use math.gcd() and lcm(x,y) = x * y / gcd(x,y) to determine the least common multiple.

from functools import reduce
import math

def spread(arg):
  ret = []
  for i in arg:
    if isinstance(i, list):
      ret.extend(i)
    else:
      ret.append(i)
  return ret

def lcm(*args):
  numbers = []
  numbers.extend(spread(list(args)))

  def _lcm(x, y):
    return int(x * y / math.gcd(x, y))

  return reduce((lambda x, y: _lcm(x, y)), numbers)